Sorry for the lack of updates. We don't have kids, but I imagine this is sort of what it's like to take care of a newborn: They can't tell you what they want or what they're feeling, they poop/pee on you, if you want them in a different spot/different position you have to put them there, etc. Now it seems we're entering the "crawling" phase. He wants to pull himself everywhere. He would drag his hind end all over the house if I'd let him. But naturally, we're trying to keep him contained and calm.
He seems to be gaining a small amount of feeling back as well as a tiny bit of bladder control. He's at least not leaking on himself/me anymore and can hold it until we go outside. When we get outside, right before I start to express his bladder, he will piddle a little on his own. I let him finish doing what he can, and then I take over and get the rest out. As for deep pain, he seems to acknowledge sensation on his left side. His right side he still doesn't feel much, but we'll take anything. The feeling on his back where his incision is seems to be working its way down to his bum. I can't tell you how much I want that nubby to wag. Please give your pups' nubbies a little pinch for me.
He's starting to get back to his old self now. We're thrilled for that. He's squeaking his toys, playing (sort of) with Ranger, and seems to be relatively happy. We're just trying to focus on the now and keeping him happy and calm. He's officially off pain pills and seems to be doing just fine without them. We have been advised to get him swimming. We don't have a pool, but we do have a MASSIVE Jacuzzi tub in our house so he's getting his very own life jacket and we're going swimming today. It should be interesting but since it's non-weight bearing, the surgeon said that swimming is the absolute best physical therapy for him right now.
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. They're always appreciated.